The headless fattie strikes again.
I’m slowly but surely working through the pile of fabric that’s threatening to evict me from my own home. I’ve made another skirt, this time using the Vintage Marco Polo/ Dora the Explorer inspired nautical cotton print that I recently added to the stockpile because I’m weak.
The skirt is a UK30 with a 50″/ 127cm waist. For more details please see the Etsy Listing.
Also, I’m sporting a new tshirt from M&S which is here.
The latest handcrafted addition to the Etsy shop….
I’ve put it on for the photo but I’m so darn pleased with how its turned out that I’m going to make another one for myself, pronto. Its a great vintage style print with a rock ‘n’ roll edge, on cotton poplin fabric. If you look carefully you will see that the text mentions the likes of The Sex Pistols, Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd, Coldplay and um…. McFly? It really is quite an amusing read.
The skirt shown has a 47.5″/ 121cm waist and is 31.5″/ 80cm long. There is an exposed zipper at the back with a small button on the inside for extra security, and side pockets. I can make it shorter if you would prefer a shorter length.
For more info and to see other new and vintage items, go here now.
PS- I’m now on Instagram! ID: fatgirlclothes
Less than 24 hours ago I told you about the blue and black dress that I thrifted and it brought back memories of an identical dress I had. Today I go out and find the exact same dress in green! What are the chances of that happening?!
Talk about grinning from ear to ear! It made my day!
Size 14/ 16 green dress available here.
I’ve been a regular thrifter for around twenty years and while I’ve on occasion seen clothes that remind me of something I may have owned as a youngster, I’ve never until now seen something identical. I spotted this dress in a charity shop and I immediately grabbed it from the rail in instant recognition.
I was around 13 in this photo and seeing that dress brought back a lot of memories. I’m pictured with my mom and we wore very similar clothes, not because I loved dressing like my mother, but because it was damn near impossible to find age appropriate size 16 clothes for young teenagers. Finding casual clothing wasn’t too bad but when it came to dressing for church or weddings (as in this photo) the dress code was definitely “middle aged”. While most teens were shopping in Chelsea Girl, Miss Selfridge and H&M, all my garb came from C&A- and I don’t mean the younger Clockhouse line. At thirteen I had some of the same clothes as my mom and my aunt, which really was a sorry state of affairs.
Maybe that’s why I love 80′s vintage dresses so much now? They weren’t age appropriate at the time but as I’m pretty much middle aged now they actually suit me. Am I really admitting to everyone that I just have not moved on? Yup, I think I am. I may be stagnant and stuck in a style timewarp, but plus size fashion has thankfully come a very long way and now teens can dress like teens- not their aunts. Shame the dress is only a size 16- I would have given it another spin. Dress available here.
Does Vintage Life magazine usually feature plus size fashion or is this a one off? I glance through it on occasion but have never actually bought a copy until today, owing to the “Plus Size Fashion” heading on the cover. The May issue includes a feature on fellow plus size blogger Betty Pamper, and also several pages on plus size vintage clothing with a fifties spin. There are also tips for dressing a larger figure. The magazine in general is an interesting read and has opened my eyes to some festivals and boutiques I’ve never heard of. All in all, a good read for any vintage lover.